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This section introduces you to the Social Intranet homepage. Besides, you will further learn about the following topics:
How to create your preferred content without navigating to its relevant application, including events, tasks, polls, topics and Wiki pages.
Introduction to applications that come with the Social Intranet homepage.
Instructions on how to change the UI language of eXo Platform.
After signing in your account successfully, you are redirected to the Social Intranet homepage, the starting point for exploring eXo Platform. This homepage provides you a perfect overview of all social and collaboration activities available in eXo Platform.
There are 3 main divisions in the Social Intranet homepage:
Top navigation : Take common actions via the following menus:
Help: Access online guides by clicking . For example, if you are in the Wiki application, but still not know how to get started with it, simply click . You will then be redirected to the instructions page regarding to Wiki in another browser tab.
User Profile: Change your profile information, preferences, language or quickly navigate to your personal pages by clicking your display name, for example: John Smith.
Notification: Clicking will show all on-site notifications. See Managing your notifications for more details.
Search: Search for any types in eXo Platform, such as people, spaces, files, events, tasks, activities, by clicking . See Searching In eXo Platform for more details.
Create: Quickly create content (Wiki pages, topics, polls, events/tasks, files) from any places by clicking . See Creating content quickly for more details.
Administration: Perform advanced actions, such as managing users, content, applications, monitoring your system or organizing sites, by clicking . This menu is only visible to members of the web-contributors and administrator group.
Edit: Manage certain aspects of eXo Platform, including content, pages and sites by clicking . This menu is only visible to members of editor and administrator groups. See Customizing eXo Platform for details.
The number of menus which are displayed on the top navigation may vary, depending on your role. For example the administration menu appears only for members of the group /platform/administrators.
Left navigation : It is a hamburger menu which allows you to quickly jump to :
Applications: By default, the following applications are available:
Home: To come back to your social intranet homepage from any page.
People: To display the whole list of the platform users. You can manage your connections, search for users using different filters...
Wiki: To go to your social intranet wiki application which is shared between all users.
Documents: To go to documents application where you can manage your personal drive and shared files.
Forums: To go to your social intranet forums application where you can post and reply to discussions.
Calendar: To go to calendar application and view personal and shared calendars.
Pages shared by all users in the COMPANY list.
Spaces in the "MY SPACES" list. It is also possible to search for spaces by clicking on Join a space.
This hamburger menu is collapsible in order to widen the area for the activity stream:
When connecting to the platform, the menu is by default expansed. To collapse or expand it, you should click on the hamburger menu icon .
When collapsed, the left navigation menu displays only application's icons. Mousing over an icon displays a tooltip with the application's name. Clicking on an icon redirects you to the concerned application.
The order of applications and pages in the COMPANY list may change in case some applications are not deployed, or some additional applications/pages are implemented.
The MY SPACES list shows the latest spaces browsed by the user. If there are more than 10 spaces in the list, the Show [X] More Spaces link appears at the list bottom. Click this link to view more spaces.
The Show [X] More Spaces link is not displayed when the left navigation menu is collapsed. It is only available if the menu is expansed.
When the left navigation menu is collapsed, spaces search is not possible as the search field is not available. To search spaces, you should expand the left navigation menu.
Activity Composer & Activity Stream
From Activity Composer, you can update your status, upload and share your document/link. See Updating status for more details.
From Activity Stream, you can follow activities of your colleagues and spaces, create your own activities (liking or commenting). See Using the Activity Stream for more details.
Quickly perform key actions through the following applications:
Getting Started: See a list of suggested actions you can start. See Getting Started application for more details.
Calendar: Get an overview of calendar events. See Calendar application for more details.
Invitation: See a list of spaces and users who have sent connection requests to you. See Invitations application for more details.
Suggestions: See who you may want to connect with and spaces which you can ask to join. See Suggestions application for more details.
Who's Online?: See who are online or send your connection request to them. See Who's Online? application for more details.